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Manual channels

How do I configure the 1811w to use manual WiFi channels? If manual, is it a single channel, or can it use a range of channels, say 6-11?

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Re: Manual channels

You are better off only using a single channel and not to allow the device to decide. This will cause client issues depending how often the device tries to change channels. Since most home ap's default at channel 6 and microwaves usually affect the higher channels, setting the ap on channel 1 should be agood start. This is as long as you don't have any other ap's. Use netstumbler or any other utility to see what is in the air around you... this can help you decide too what channel is best to use.

Usually you can set the channel on the gui or in the cli. On the cli, you can just do the following:

config t

int dot11radio0

channel 1

Here are some good links:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5853/prod_configuration_examples_list.html

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Re: Manual channels

Thank you. Unfortunately, I read that the Logitech G7 uses channel 1 and was going to make sure the router does not use channel 1 as well.

Net Stumbler found that the office next door is using chan 1 on their AP though. :(

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Re: Manual channels

If the signal is around -80 or worse (-100), then you should be fine. If you don't see any other wifi around, then use channel 6.

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